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Sidharth Bhatia

  • In the mood for Modi

    India has taken a right turn. There is no other conclusion to draw from the results of the 2014 elections but this. One can slice and dice the numbers, talk of caste combinations, discuss polarisation and even put it down to the massively funded campaign that catapulted a Chief Minister with a...

    Saturday, 17 May 2014 - 6:00am
  • MF Husain: Long journey of barefoot master

    Till the end, he remained a friendly, accessible soul. How will history judge him? Kindly, I think, because his brilliant work will remain, long after the controversies.

    Friday, 10 June 2011 - 1:25am
  • When the West came filming

    The one common strand has been their perception of India as a vast, chaotic and mostly exotic country, at once comfortable in its amazing diversity and uneasy in managing its contradictions.

    Sunday, 24 January 2010 - 12:00am
  • A city stitched of clan tags

    The idea of Mumbai is the same as the idea of India — secure in its myriad identities except when one seeks to upstage another.

    Wednesday, 30 December 2009 - 10:44pm
  • Sex, news and videotape

    In this media-driven world, sleaze, scandal and private lives are now fair game.

    Tuesday, 29 December 2009 - 10:18pm
  • The Indian middle class is striking back

    The average Indian from the urban middle class does not have much to do with the police, or rather does not want much to do with the police.

    Sunday, 27 December 2009 - 12:46am
  • Finally, crime fiction for the new millenium

    Larsson's Sweden is a place where the government turns a blind eye while powerful scamsters bilk the exchequer.

    Saturday, 19 December 2009 - 10:22pm
  • The art of turning a film into a script

    Nasreen Munni Kabir has emerged as an indefatigable chronicler of popular Hindi cinema.

    Sunday, 13 December 2009 - 1:09am
  • The birth of many states has been bloody

    People of the new Telangana state, as and when it will be formed, will see TCR and others as martyrs.

    Sunday, 13 December 2009 - 1:02am
  • The Wiki experiment takes us back to the future

    The Greek word for the people is ‘demos’, whence the word democracy, rule by the people. Ergo we can conclude that democracy is rule of the vulgar masses. QED.

    Saturday, 5 December 2009 - 9:41pm